The 250th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State Hermitage

The 250th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State Hermitage

"The obverse"
"The reverse"

The obverse

in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions, above – the denomination: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue "2014 г." (2014), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse

on the mirror field of the disc – the building of the Small Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, to the right – the ancient Roman sculpture of Jupiter from the museum’s collection, above – the monogram of Catherine II and the inscription in two lines: "ЭРМИТАЖ 250" (HERMITAGE 250), upon the periphery of the disc – a vegetable ornament.

Authors

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

Denomination 3 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Silver 925/1000
Total weight, G 33,94 (±0,31)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
31,10
Diameter, mm 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm 3,30 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs 5000

Date of issue: 25/11/2014
Catalogue number: 5111-0286

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